Arago: 26-cent Florida Panther

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26-cent Florida Panther

The Postal Service issued a 26-cent definitive stamp, Florida Panther, on May 12, 2007, in Washington, DC. Carl T. Herrman of Carlsbad, California, designed the stamp.

The stamp features a highly stylized illustration of a Florida panther (Puma concolor coryi). This large, tawny cat is related to the mountain lion, also known as a cougar or puma. Most active between dusk and dawn, the Florida panther is capable of short but quick bursts of speed while pursuing prey. Its diet includes white-tailed deer, small mammals, and birds.

Nationally known illustrator Nancy Stahl of New York, New York, used a photograph of a Florida panther as the basis for her stamp art.

The Florida Panther stamp was issued in the following formats: Pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) pane of twenty, water-activated gum (WAG) pane of 100, PSA convertible booklet of ten, and PSA coil of 100. Ashton Potter Ltd. manufactured 200 million stamps in the offset process with microprint "USPS".

Reference:

Postal Bulletin (April 12, 2007).


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